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Rock On! Ottawa celebrates Canada’s birthday!

2017 is our 150th birthday and our capital hosts many celebrations By Katharine Fletcher Ottawa’s the place to be this year because our country’s sesquicentennial birthday – 150th – sees the capital hosting a fabulous array of epic events. Perhaps you caught the start of the celebrations on Parliament Hill on New Year’s Eve? If...
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The Ottawa Valley’s Bowes brothers

The Bowes Brothers are true Ottawa Valley boys! Born and raised in Lanark County, music has been part of their lives from the time they were able to walk and talk. That’s because their father Clarence was born with music in his bones. They have been on stage with some of Canada’s top country music
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The mental health benefits of exercise

By Women’s Health Matters A good workout doesn’t just benefit your physical fitness. Exercise also has a positive effect on mental health, providing benefits that range from improving sleep to easing anxiety. Research has shown that exercise is beneficial for everyone’s mental health, whether or not they have a mental illness. For those with conditions
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Turn your passion into a business during retirement

(NC) We all have an unexplored passion that could become a business, if only we had some extra time to devote to it. Here are some key things to consider if you’d like to use your golden years to explore this possibility. Your passion becomes your product. Your passion may be photography, painting or another
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Top facts about the regulation of charities

By The Canada Revenue Agency Charities play an important role in our society and provide valuable services to Canadians – including the most vulnerable. That is why the Government of Canada supports charities through unique tax privileges, such as an exemption from income tax and the ability to issue official donation receipts and receive gifts
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Mary Cook's Memories of the '30s

Learning the art of making bread

By Mary Cook Making bread on the farm was not considered a major chore back in the 30s. Mother turned out loaf after loaf as easily as she did tea biscuits, which were part of just about every meal. Mother was a very organized person, and I can remember so well how the job always
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Finance

Tax benefits for seniors

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) wants seniors to get the tax credits, deductions, and benefits they are eligible for. Here are 11 of the most common credits and benefits for seniors. 1. Pension income splitting: If you receive a pension, you may be eligible to split up to 50% of your eligible pension income with
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Healthy Living

The mental health benefits of exercise

By Women’s Health Matters A good workout doesn’t just benefit your physical fitness. Exercise also has a positive effect on mental health, providing benefits that range from improving sleep to easing anxiety. Research has shown that exercise is beneficial for everyone’s mental health, whether or not they have a mental illness. For those with conditions
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Food and Nutrition

Bake with heart, give with love

Show your loved ones that you care and add some TLC to your holiday gifts with heartfelt baked goods. According to a recent survey, 76 per cent of Canadians agree that homemade gifts are more thoughtful than store bought gifts. When it comes to baking your own treats, incorporating a soft, non-hydrogenated margarine can help
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